On July 17, World Emoji Day is celebrated as a global celebration of emoji. The day is observed to celebrate emoji which is one of the most popularly used digital means of communication.
Emoji is generally used to convey or send an emotion or reaction to something. People often use emojis as it helps in communicating emotions in a better way for the same reason it is also known as emoticon.
On World Emoji Day 2019, there are various events and workshops encouraging public participating will be held in various places.
Since 2014, the day is celebrated and was among top Twitter trends on July 17 in 2015. World Emoji Day came into being due to Jeremy Burge who is the London based founder of Emojipedia in 2014.
From 2014 onwards, various companies began releasing different emojis representing their brands or products. Various organizations conduct emoji awards on this day where they give away prizes to people who used the best emoji in different situations.
World Emoji Day 2019 will be held on Facebook. In 1999, Shigetaka Kurita a Japanese interface designer created the first emoji while working on a mobile internet platform in Japan.